Thursday, September 30, 2010

FREE TICKETS to PERCEIVE: Plan, Evaluate, Reinforce: A Conference on Early Intervention for Educators

As mentioned in my previous blog, there is another exciting seminar sponsored by UPSEC for Special Education teachers. Below are details about the seminar.

OVERVIEW OF THE SEMINAR

Content:
• Overview of Early Intervention
• The Role of Screening and Assessment in addressing the needs of
CSN
• The Processes that teachers can do for CSN in their classroom
• Getting the support of administration and parents
• Progress monitoring and evaluation
• Best practices in early intervention

Date: November 14, 2010, 1 - 5 pm
Venue: To be announced
Fee: P150 (Early Bird - 9/15/10 and Students with valid ID);
P200 (regular rate)

To support Special Education in the Philippines, UPSEC and the UP SPED Department, a new friend of mine and I would like to share our blessings by sponsoring ten teachers (incoming teachers, student teachers, public school teachers, private school teachers, parents, advocates to the seminar.

To get a free ticket, all you have to do is to:
a. Write in 200 t0 500 words what you can do to promote early intervention.
b. Post your answer in this blog
c. Subscribe and follow my blog (This is for win-win. Yipee!)

Now I fervently hope that the comments will not stop at ten as I think we teachers, parents, and advocates have so many bright ideas to promote early intervention not just in the classroom but also at home. So even if the tickets are taken just leave a comment to share with the exchange of ideas. Hopefully, we can get more people to get involved by pledging more teachers to come for free or maybe your idea can serve as an inspiration to start a program. The possibilities are endless as long as we have the common end goal and that is to help our children - who are all special in one way or another.

Looking for SPED (Special Education) Teachers/Jobs in the Philippines September 2010

Cradle of Learners, a school with inclusion set-up located at 19
Mayaman St. UP Village, Q.C. is looking for (1) full-time teacher with
the following qualifications:

- has passion and commitment in teaching children

- preferably BEED major in special education graduate or MA SpEd with
practicum

- has experience in teaching children with special needs
(Autism,MR,LD,ADHD)

- preferably not more than 40 years old

- preferably with PRC license

For interested applicants please contact Mr. Rimando Rana at 4351022
or 09088922435

Monday, September 27, 2010

World's Teachers Day: Freebies, Promos and Seminar Tickets to be given Away


Dr. Dina Ocampo, Dean of UP College of Education, shares good news for all teachers this coming month of September and October in celebration of the World's Teachers Day in October.

As a treat to all the teachers, several promos and freebies will be given to celebrate World's Teachers Day.

FREEBIES:
•Free entrance at Ayala Museum from September 21-October 5

•Free upgrade of the small drink (355 ml) to medium softdrink (473 ml) and regular fries to medium fries in all McDonald’s branches from October 1-15

•Free entrance at Museo Pambata from Tuesdays-Saturdays (8am-5pm) and Sundays (1-5pm)

•Free Teachers’ Day Commemorative Postcards from Yo-Card dispensers all over Metro Manila
· Free Make-up and Styling (Demonstration and Tips) for Teachers at Museo Pambata all Thursdays of September

DISCOUNTS & PROMOS!

* Cultural Center of the Philippines: Discounted ticket prices for American Hwangap, an experimental comedy at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP

* Jollibee: discounted combo treats for teachers at Jollibee stores nationwide from September 27-October 5

* Manila Doctors Hospital: 10% discount for teachers and 25% discount for senior citizens on all ancillary services* at the Manila Doctors Hospital from September 4-October 5

* MDH Ambulatory and Diagnostic Clinic: get the flu vaccine for only P550/shot and avail of a P500 package for physical examination, urinalysis, fecalysis, chest x-ray, and complete blood count and 10% discount on consultation and ancillary* services

*Ancillary services include: Laboratory Medicine Services; Rehabilitation Medicine Services; Nuclear Medicine Services; Radiology Services; CT Scan services; Ultrasound; Heart Care Services; Pulmonary Physiology Services; ENT services Neurophysiology Services; Vision Center Services; Endoscopy Services

* Microtel Inns & Suites: discounts on accommodation and treats for teachers in Microtel Hotels from October 1-31

* National Book Store: avail of P25 Back-To-School Appreciation Packs that students can give to their favorite teachers; “instant bunot” game for Laking National Card-holding teachers during the last week of September at major NBS branches

* Reyes Haircutters: 10% discount on all major services to all teachers in any company-owned branch of Reyes Haircutters

* Smart Communications: exclusive offer for Talk ‘N Text Special Handset available at all Smart Wireless centers nationwide from October 1-31

I will be announcing free seminar tickets for the upcoming seminar that is sponsored by UPSEC called PERCEIVE: Plan, Evaluate, Reinforce: A Conference on Early Intervention for Educators very soon.
Happy World's Teachers Day!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

11th National Conference in Special Education

This is a letter of invitation from Dr. Edilberto Dizon of the UP SPED Department for the 11th National Conference in SPED.

For the, 11th National Conference in Special Education the theme is "LOVING and BEYOND LOVING a SPECIAL CHILD: Conceptualizing and Actualizing Therapeutic Education".

The invitation was sent by Dr. Edilberto Dizon, one of the pillars of Special Education in the UP SPED department.

The details of the conference is as follows:
Date : October 23, 2010 (Saturday)
Time : 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (Registration)
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Conference)
Venue : UP Film Institute, Diliman, Quezon City

The conference will present the concepts of Therapeutic Education and its actualization – guided by these dimensions and their key contents:

 BEING: In celebration of life
 BELIEVING: The special child can!
 BONDING: Learning and growing with the special child
 BELONGING: Into the bigger world of humanity
 BECOMING: Toward a positive purposive direction
and
 BEYOND!: Redefining the meaning of parenting and educating the
special child

Together let us reaffirm the special child’s potential and chart directions as we go through life’s journey with him/her.

I am confident that our togetherness will again be another big, meaningful step toward serving our special children the best we can!


Very truly yours,
EDILBERTO I. DIZON, Ed.D.
Conference Director

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Conference Fee: Php 1,500.00
Fee covers kit, certificate, a Therapeutic Education Manual and a special CD prepared by Dr. Dizon

Cash Reservation Fee: Php 500. 00
(non-refundable)
Deductible from the conference fee

Early registrants
(Until October 18, 2010) will receive a free special edition t-shirt with the conference logo!

Registration starts at 7:00 a.m.

Please send or bring the reservation form with the payment or reservation fee to:
UP SPECIAL EDUCATION AREA
College of Education
UP Diliman, Quezon City
Tel No. 981-85-00 loc. 2818

CHILDFIND THERAPY CENTER
Emerald Square in front of Quirino Hospital
P. Tuazon and J.P. Rizal Sts, Proj 4, Quezon City
Tel Nos. 439-2338 and 911-2015

Only CASH PAYMENT will be accepted.

PERCEIVE: Plan, Evaluate, Reinforce: A Conference on Early Intervention for Educators sponsored by UP-SEC

I received this invitation from my SPED yahoogroup, an exclusive yahoogroup for SPED students of the University of the Philippines Diliman. I have attended so many useful SPED seminars through their announcements. Some were offered for free while some require a minimal amount to participate. Still the important thing is that we, as a Special Education teacher or an advocate of Special Education, were there to be part of the Information Drive to bring more awareness on the causes, needs and issues regarding Special Education.

This time, the UP-SEC or the UP-Special Education Council, is sponsoring another one of those invaluable seminars that we, parents, teachers, advocates, should not miss. The details of the seminar is found below.

PERCEIVE: Plan, Evaluate, Reinforce:
A Conference on Early Intervention for Educators

Speaker: Ingrid Yap, Ph.D
Date: November 14, 2010, 1 - 5 pm
Venue: To be announced
Fee: P150 (Early Bird - 9/15/10 and Students with valid ID);
P200 (regular rate)

Please call/ text Ms. Meg Bascos or Ms. Karisse Legaspi for details
TELEPHONE NUMBERS: 09177384470/ 09164826510

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OVERVIEW OF THE SEMINAR

Content:
• Overview of Early Intervention
• The Role of Screening and Assessment in addressing the needs of
CSN
• The Processes that teachers can do for CSN in their classroom
• Getting the support of administration and parents
• Progress monitoring and evaluation
• Best practices in early intervention

Program:
1:00-2:00 Registration
2:00-2:15 Invocation; Philippine National Anthem
2:15 - 2:45 Overview of Early Intervention and Introduction of the
Guest Speaker
2:45 – 4:10 Lecture
4:10 – 4:20 Break
4:20 – 4:50 Open Forum and Sharing of Experience
4:50 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
5:00 Awarding of Certificate of Appreciation and Tokens / Distributing
of Certificates

About the UP-SEC:

UPSEC is an active organization based in the UP College of Education promoting Special Education in the college, university, and the greater public.

The UPSEC High Council for AY 2010 – 2011 is comprised of the following members with their designated positions in the organization.

Myline Macabuhay - PRESIDENT
Kathryn Camille Alcantara - MEMBERS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HEAD
Karisse Anne Legaspi - INTERNALS COMMITTEE HEAD
Sarah Jane Cas - EXTERNALS COMMITTEE HEAD
Vincent Paul Dimatera - FINANCE COMMITTEE HEAD
Miranda Avellana - AUDITOR
Andrea Jane Go - SECRETARY GENERAL
Mary Grace Bascos - BOARD OF REPRESENTATIVES

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SPED (Special Education) Jobs in the Philippines September 2010

I found out that one of the interests of people searching for the keyword "Special education" is the availability of SPED (Special Education) Jobs. Ans since we are in the Philippines, then it is only but natural that I list SPED Jobs in the Philippines in my site.

The bulk of my source as of now will come from job listings posted in my UP SPED yahoo group from the UP (University of the Philippines) SPED Department. Hence, to those who want to pose job opportunities from other schools feel free to do so by sending me an e-mail first at specialeducationphilippines@gmail.com about the details of the SPED job you want to post. If the institution has a website that would be better so that applicants can do a background check of the company they are interested in.

1. Looking for SPED Teacher


Where: Cupertino Center for Special Children
Address: Mangyan Road, La Vista Loyola Heights, Quezon City Philippines
website:http://cupertinocenter.com/

Information: Looking for SPED teachers male or female as one of the teachers will be on leave next semester.

Requirement:
Please submit your resume online at lynn_ftaz@yahoo.com.

Duties:
Assist Ms. Thelma Lynn Trajano with the class until such time when the class will be turned over to the hired SPED teacher next semester. Salary will be discussed with the directress.

Contact details:
09274468530 and look for Thelma Lynn Trajano
Tel no. +63 2 928-4115 email. cupertinocenter@yahoo.com

2. Looking for English online teacher

Where: online/home-based work

Information: Looking for individuals who would like to earn money from home by teaching foreigners how to learn English. Schedule of teaching is very flexible and both graduate and university students can apply. Ideal for working students who would like to work at night after going to school and most especially for those who would want to augment their current salary.

Requirement: Kindly submit your resume via e-mail to ia_adam20@yahoo.com; once accepted you will need a stable broadbrand connection, a computer and a headset so you can begin your job

Contact details:
all inquiries will be entertained via e-mail
ia_adam20@yahoo.com

Monday, September 20, 2010

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (First Trailer and Many More !!!)


Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole


I personally like movie adaptations of books. Although most movie adaptations fail to capture the essence of the book, I think its forgivable because noone can really beat the scenes you can imagine in your head especially if your the kind of person who likes to read a lot. By now, the images you can conjure in your mind could probably be the next top-grossing 3D movie if only it can come to reality, right? Well, at least I think mine does. (lol)

As a teacher why do I like movie adaptations? Because it makes a good enrichment activity or a shared activity during Literacy day. Movie time in school is when kids can sit down in front of the screen in the classroom using a projector to simulate the "big screen" effect and the class, together with the head teacher's supervision, can prepare popcorn and drinks so that everybody can enjoy a nice movie. Hopefully after the movie, the audience can enjoy a short review and discussion of what they liked and did not like about the movie, how it compares with the book they read and what the kids want to read and watch next time.

During those days when I share these moments with my students, I truly believe that we can capture the essence of genuine love for literature. Because during those times we can appreciate how rich literature is and we thank the heavens for authors who were born to write books like these. But then I also wonder, when will we have books or something even better than these books in Filipino so that we can also re-create these kind of experiences for Filipino literature? I am staying hopeful.

The movie "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" is an adaptation based on the epic fantasy series written by Kathryn Lasky. There are about 15 books in this series which ended in 2008. For the movie adaptation, the first three books will be made into 3D-movies namely:

Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 1: The Capture (2002)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 2: The Journey (2003)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole Book 3: The Rescue (2004)

Kathryn Lansky - author of Guardians of Ga'Hoole


Kathryn Lasky is a multi-awarded author. She also received a Newberry honor for her book Sugaring Time. A Newberry honor is given to authors who have made significant contribution to American Literature for children. Here in the Philippines, our counterpart will be The Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature for Short Story for Children in English and Filipino Language (Maikling Kathang Pambata).

For the movie, Zack Snyder has taken the story under his direction. Zack Snyder's credentials include movies such as Dawn of the Dead, 300 and Watchmen. Based on the trailer I watched, expect that the special effects of the movie Legend of the Guardian will be a little dark and maybe intimidating for very small children. Be careful that we don't let them think that there are good and bad owls in real life. Zack Snyder is also one of the founders of a production company called "Cruel and Unusual films". Snyder has made an impression on fight scenes where he slowed down the crucial points of the fight as seen in the movie 300.

Below is the plot of the movie according to Wikepedia

Printable stuff from official Guardian of Ga'hoole's official website

Soren (Jim Sturgess) is a young adventurous owl who loves hearing stories from his father Noctus (Hugo Weaving) about the legend of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a legendary alliance of owls that are sworn to protect the Kingdom of Ga'Hoole. His younger sister Eglantine (Adrienne de Faria) is enamoured by these stories, but his older brother Kludd (Ryan Kwanten) is jealous of the attention Soren receives. One night after accidentally pushing each other off of a tree branch, Soren and Kludd are captured and taken to The Pure Ones, lead by the evil Metalbeak (Joel Edgerton) and his mate Nyra (Helen Mirren).

After finding out that the Guardians of Ga'Hoole truly exist and that Metalbeak and Nyra are planning to lead an army of Pure Ones to fight against the Guardians due to their belief of Barn Owls being the purest of all owl races, with the help of the Pure Ones librarian Grimble (also Hugo Weaving), Soren escapes the Academy with Elf Owl Gylfie (Emily Barclay) and journeys onwards to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, meeting and befriending Great Grey Owl Twilight (Anthony LaPaglia) and Burrowing Owl Digger (David Wenham) and reunite with Mrs. Plithiver (Miriam Margolyes) along the way.

Upon arriving at the Tree, Soren and his friends find themselves in training to help fight against the Pure Ones, with help from wise Whiskered Screech owl Ezylryb (Geoffrey Rush): Soren is devastated to realize that Kludd has been convinced to fight against him alongside Metalbeak and Nyra.

In my research about the book, I stumbled upon the official website of the movie hosted by Scholastic Bookstore. The website's name is http://scholastic.com/gahoole/

When you check out the sites' tab, teachers can download discussion guides prepared by Scholastic. There is also an on-line game and printable stuff that can be used as waiting activities for children such as scrambled words, matching games, and many more. There is also a detailed description of the author, Kathryn Lasky.

To get more information of how to get a copy of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series here in the Philippines, you may contact the Philippines' Scholastic branch

Roselle Masirag
Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Road
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Tel: 63-2-631-3587
Email: rmasirag@scholastic.com.ph

Watch the premier of the movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and plan that movie date with your children. Have fun!

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Watch the trailer of Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Xanadu, the Musical: A Review (What is a Stage Seat?)

"Human experience made comprehensible through Art" -Clio, Greek Muse

Last September 12,2010 I was privileged to watch Xanadu at RCBC Theater, Makati. My friend Theody of www.yourticketsource.com helped reserve tickets for me and my play buddy, Ada.



We got two stage tickets for the show. I admit that this is the first time I have heard of stage seats so I pestered Theody with questions like "where are stage seats exactly located Theody" which he patiently answered with "stage seats are located on the stage". For some reason, I cannot imagine it. "Where exactly on the stage? Are we beside the stage? Above the stage? (I just thought of this as really silly) Where exactly are we located on the stage?". However, I refrained already from asking him these questions (which he'd probably know now since I blogged about it).

I also admit that I like sitting in front. I like seeing the actors up close and personal. So I figured, stage seats must be REALLY close to the stage which is great.




Cast of Xanadu the Musical: From left Alys Andrea Serdenia (Erato, Siren, Andrew's Sister, Eros and Hera); Anthony Tarrosa Ong (Thalia, Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer and Cyclops); Felix Rivera (Sonny Malone); Bea Garcia (Euterpe, Siren, Andrew's sister, Thetis)


We arrived at the theater at 2pm since reserved seats have to be picked up early if you don't want to lose your reservation for the 3pm show. When we arrived at RCBC theater for the Xanadu play, Theody and his colleagues were already there to accommodate us. One of the members from the production joked Ada and I to stay close to the entrance for the orientation of stage seats audience. We wondered, "What does he mean by orientation? Why would we need an orientation to watch a play?" Another person joked that we have to sign an agreement so that we will not attempt to steal the show. Hahahahaha. No worries about that we just want to be wallflowers today. Oh boy! are we up to a surprise of our lives!

Ada and I did not think more of the stage seats because we were preoccupied by the free ice cream Nestle Heaven was giving out that day. There were four flavors to choose namely: Belgian Chocolate Bliss, Butter Pecan Obsession, Strawberry Dream and Vanilla Almond Secret. Upon the suggestion of the Nestle Heaven ice cream staff, I chose Vanilla Almond Secret while Ada went to her personal choice of Belgian Chocolate Bliss.



Nestle Heaven's angel



Ada and I enjoying our free Nestle Heaven Ice Cream

After finishing our ice creams, we went to join the other stage seat audience. True enough, we had an orientation but a very short one. First, we had to deposit our cellphones since we will be seated on the stage and the signals from our phones might interrupt the Xanadu play's sound system. This is very understandable. Second, we had to wear a light that looks like a ring. We were then told that towards the end of the show we will turn on the light of our rings and just play with the light. On the other hand, there will be no other occasion where we should open the light during the show. My friend and I looked at each other and we said "Wow, we will be part of the props. We must be really pretty near the stage." We were also told to hold on to the props that will be given to us but to avoid bringing them home. hehehehehe. The last instruction for staying at the stage seats was that there will be no drinking, eating or leaving their seat to take a bathroom break. Everybody was cool with the rules and so I decided to make a last-minute run to the ladies'room to make sure I won't be spoiling the fun.

About this time, I was wondering if I should get a souvenir or not. The Xanadu programme was sold together with the Xanadu soundtrack CD containing songs sang by Ms. Rachel Alejandro for Xanadu. The Xanadu programme and soundtrack CD will set you back by P350. For me it was a little bit over-priced considering that I bought my CATS programme at P500 and the soundtrack CD at P600. I know what your thinking? But that makes it P1100. However, I can say that the CATS programme and soundtrack CD was P1100 well spent. The pages of the CATS programme was glossy and filled with big pictures of the play while the CATS soundtrack CD has two-discs containing ALL the songs. This is compared to the Xanadu programme where 3/4 of it (I maybe exaggerating here) contains sponsors' ads and the Xanadu soundtrack CD contains 5 songs only. I really hoped they included all the 14 songs from the Xanadu play because there were tracks I liked so much such as "Dont Walk Away" sang by Sonny and the Muses and "Evil Woman" sang by Melpomene, Calliope and the Sirens that are not available in the Xanadu soundtrack CD. There are other souvenirs available as well such as T-shirts at P200 with labels of "Have You Never Been Mellow" in color black and "Evil Woman" which comes in violet color. There are also buttons and keychains. I forgot to ask for the prices for these items though. :P

P.S. I still got the Xanadu programme with the Xanadu soundtrack CD because I support buying original items, the Xanadu play and Ms. Rachel Alejandro as well.



Xanadu, the Musical (Souvenirs table)

List of Musical Numbers in Xanadu, the Musical
I'm Alive - Clio/Kira and the Muses
Magic - Kira
Evil Woman - Melpomene, Calliope and the Sirens
Suddenly - Kira and Sonny
Whenever You're Away From Me - Danny and Kira
Dancin'- Danny, Sonny and the Muses
Strange Magic - Melpomene, Calliope and Kira
All Over the World - Sonny, Danny and the Muses
Don't Walk Away - Sonny and the Muses
Fool - Kira and the Muses
The Fall - Sonny and the Muses
Suspended In Time - Kira and Sonny
Have You Never Been Mellow - Kira and the Greek gods
Xanadu - Kira, Sonny, Danny and the Muses

We were ushered to our seats, and finally, I now understand the meaning of "stage seats". It is literally seats on the stage in front of the general audience. Some of you might be thinking, "are you silly how else do you interpret the meaning of stage seats". But I don't want to be a hypocrite here. Part of me was hoping that we will only be close to the stage but not that close. When you are seating on stage seats, you are practically part of the stage. A mixture of emotions is running through my head, should I go back to the reception area and ask Theody for a different seat? Should we stay and take advantage of this new experience?



Noel Trinidad as Danny Maguire in Xanadu the Musical Philippines

I guess the curiosity program in my head is much stronger than the fear of being on the stage. Thus, my friend and I stayed.

Ada and I are play-buddies because of the sole reason that we really enjoy watching plays. For me, I enjoy it more than watching a movie. It is better than watching any 3-D movie because I can experience all the dimensions of watching a story. On the other hand, we had a dilemma. We were envisioning that stage seats were on the side of the stage the same way we saw it on the seat plan of www.yourticketsource.com. However, when we saw our seats, it is positioned directly behind the actors. Thus, we were wondering how can we fully enjoy the play if the actors are behind us? Ada joked that "Nasa harap tayo na nasa likod" (We are in front and at the back at the same time). Still, we decided that we will see first if we can enjoy the play as much as we can and then decide after the play if we like stage seats next time.



Chari Arespachochaga as Melpomene in Xanadu the Musical Philippines2

Just like any other girlfriend dates, my friend and I were happily chatting while the lights are out. About that time we noticed that one of the actors, Felix Rivera who plays the lead character Sonny Malone came out already behind us. We weren't sure if the play was already starting because the lights were still out. People were still busily chatting and settling themselves in the theater. There was also no advice that the show is about the start. Although we did hear a funny reminder about turning off our cellphones. I guess that's another thing that makes this play different from the other plays I watched. It just takes you by surprise. hahahahaha.




Felix Rivera (Sonny Malone); Bea Garcia (Euterpe, Siren, Andrew's sister, Thetis) Rachel Alejandro (Clio and Kira) in Xanadu the Musical Philippines


As a play, I find the musical hilarious, heartwarming and enjoyable. The plot is easy to understand. This is the same reason why I recommend bringing your kids to watch the play. However, there are jokes and words our little ones are not supposed to hear. So to be on the conservative side, I can say bring your Grade 4 kids and up. I am basing my recommendation on whether my Grade 4 son would have enjoyed the show or not. And I really think he would. Well, kids are familiar with love stories already because of shows like Inoyasha and Agua Bendita so that's why I think 10-year-olds will understand this show. However, again I am warning you there are very few words you might want to watch out for. Right Hermes?

As for sitting on the stage seats with kids, that I am not sure. If you have a hyperactive child like mine, you have to do a lot of prepping and explaining why staying on his seat for 1.5 hours is a MUST. There is no intermissions in this play so if you have any doubts that your child cannot sustain the attention then by all means please choose another seat. This is for your own sanity and for the general audience and the actors' sake. Remember the purpose of watching this play is to have great fun. There will be more opportunities for your child to experience sitting on a stage seat but do that when he is ready.

However, if you have no problems with sustaining attention then by all means try to get the stage seats. It will give your child a different perspective in watching a play. As we know for kids, experience can be a very effective and amazing teacher. As an advocate of classrooms without borders, this is one of those experiences you should not miss with your child. I don't want to spoil anymore surprises so just go there with an open-mind. :)

The only downside I can see in watching the play Xanadu from the stage seats is that sometimes I cannot hear and see what the actors are saying and doing. I don't think I need to explain that in detail and yet I know also that the overall experience counteracts the negative side and for me I still had a one-of-a-kind adventure.

Will I try to book stage seats again? My answer is "Why not? And this time I will definitely bring my son."

For details for the September 19 show of Xanadu the Musical, check out www.yourticketsource.com. You can also check my older post for more information.

Till the next play. :)

P.S. No picture of the stage seats can be taken due to the strict prohibition of the use of documentation devices inside the theater. Therefore, seat at your own risk. :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Xanadu, The Musical (Seats and Tickets) from yourticketsource

A friend of mine Theody Demaisip is inviting us for another wonderful play, Xanadu: The Musical

ABOUT XANADU, THE MUSICAL

Xanadu,The Musical follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time ... the first roller disco (Hey, it's 1980!). But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds.

It's hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. Xanadu, The Musical is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes will lift you out of your seat. You'll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart forever!

The hilarious, roller skating musical adventure of Xanadu, The Musical will show on September 12 (Sunday, 3:00 pm) at the RCBC Plaza, Makati. A Tony nominee for Best Musical on Broadway, the Manila production will star Rachelle Alejandro, Felix Rivera, Chari Arespacochaga and Noel Trinidad with Bobby Garcia as director.

Xanadu, The Musical is about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you). It rolls along to the original hit scores of “Magic”, “All Over The World”, “Suddenly”, “I’m Alive”, "Evil Woman", "Have You Never Been Mellow" and “Xanadu” (to name a few) and is based on the Universal Pictures' 1980's cult classic movie of the same title that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.

Tickets are priced at P1500, P1300, P1100, P800, P700 and P400. To reserve your tickets online, kindly visit
www.yourticketsource.biz.

There is another show for September 19,2010. To reserve tickets for that just visit www.yourticketsource.biz.